The power of a hive mind

Dr Fiona Edwards Murphy of ApisProtect tells Emmet Ryan about her quest to save the bees

Dr Fiona Edwards Murphy, co-founder and chief executive of ApisProtect

The genesis of ApisProtect came out of a simple desire by Dr Fiona Edwards Murphy, its chief executive and co-founder, to have an engineering job that involved getting outdoors as often as possible.

From that has grown a business that develops sensors to help beekeepers know what is happening in their hives at all times, allowing them to solve and prevent problems that could result in the loss of entire hives.

It was during Edwards ...